In a recent interview with radio host, Bootleg Kev at Las Vegas’ Hot 97.5 FM, Nas was asked why his fan-lauded 2002 release The Lost Tapes was never followed up, despite initial reports. “I do got a lot of songs that really didn’t make no album, that’s just sittin’ around [or] got lost,” revealed the Queensbridge veteran. “So I’ve got enough actually, for a Lost Tapes 2 and 3 by now. So I’ve just got to set it up, put them together – 12 songs for one album, 12 songs for another album, and figure it out. That’s all it takes.”
The first volume featured 12 tracks, which featured production from The Alchemist, Trackmasters, L.E.S. and an early collaboration with Kanye West on “Poppa Was A Playa.”
In Nas’ trademark uncertainty, he closed his answer in saying, “Definitely, you might — I hope you see a Lost Tapes 2 and 3.”
In the interview, Nas also said that he was not really performing catalog songs from his Illmatic debut on his ongoing Distant Relatives tour.
The Forbez DVD video of the nine-minute interview is below: